CHESTNUT CompreHensive Elaboration of STrategic plaNs for sustainable Urban Transport

CHESTNUT will contribute to developing a better-connected & interoperable environmentally friendly transport & safe system in functional urban areas (FUA) of Danube Region, overall based on integration between more sustainable means.

Whilst TEN-T corridors and a better exploitation of Danube river as transportation way could improve transportation of people  & goods on long distance, they wouldn't solve the great internal problems affecting cities and their surroundings, in terms of first-mile and last-mile mobility, due to intense daily commuting as well as short urban trips made both by cars.
The combination of these different aspects leads to congestion, noise, air pollution, emission of CO2 in atmosphere, accidents (more frequent in urban roads).

CHESTNUT will face these issues, all affecting coastal, inland and border urban areas involved in the project, by developing  a joint methodology to depict mobility scenarios, drafting Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans(SUMPs) at FUA level (to support new policy making with a special focus on PEOPLE), implementing 12  joint pilot actions involving sub-groups of project partners.
The expected change that CHESTNUT intends to bring concerns both an enhancement of regional/local authorities’ capacity in sustainable inter-modal mobility planning at super-communal level (FUA) and promotion of urban mobility models less dependent on car.
 
CHESTNUT is clearly linked to EUSDR strategy, Pillar A” Connecting the Danube Region”, Priority 1 “To improve mobility and multimodality”.
The strategy emphasizes that mobility goes beyond technical aspects and infrastructure: it includes organisational issues, meeting overall transport demand and seasonal/ daily traffic peaks, spatial planning, life-styles, innovations, etc.; all aspects that CHESTNUT will face in an integrated manner.

CompreHensive Elaboration of STrategic plaNs for sustainable Urban Transport
Start date
01-12-2016
End date
31-05-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2004272,18
ERDF Contribution: 1581316,91
IPA Contribution: 122314,4
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas

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CHESTNUT Communication plan 17-01-2018 14:46:25
CHESTNUT Leaflet - print 17-01-2018 14:37:58
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Municipality of Velenje Lead partner marko.govek@velenje.si Slovenia
Regional Development Centre Koper ERDF partner slavko.mezek@rrc-kp.si Slovenia
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation, Research Center of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering ERDF partner takeru.shibayama@tuwien.ac.at Austria
Municipality of Weiz - Department for mobility and energy ERDF partner barbara.kulmer@weiz.at Austria
The Municipal District Prague 9 ERDF partner davidekz@p9.mepnet.cz Czech Republic
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    - 22-02-2018
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